Thursday, August 18, 2011

This September from Tin House: Get “Hooked”

Fans of books like The Secret Diary of a Call Girl can look forward to next month’s release of Tin House’s Hooked by John Franc. It was mentioned in an article on on the current trend of stories about the scandalous, secretive world of brothels and call girls, seen everywhere from Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Client List, a Lifetime movie now being made into a TV show, to the Showtime series based on the popular Secret Diary of a Call Girl, to books like Hooked. A Library Journal review says “Franc has created an interesting and provocative thought experiment . . . The questions the novel poses about men and relationships are as compelling as they are disturbing. Potentially great conversation fodder for book clubs; recommended for fans of the edgy read.” Hooked promises to offer an intriguing look at a taboo lifestyle.

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